UA Little Rock is preparing to return to in-person and on-campus activity for the Fall 2021 semester.
“UA Little Rock followed the guidance of state and federal officials to operate the campus throughout the pandemic safely, and will continue to do so going forward. With the availability of vaccines and a significant reduction in the COVID-19 cases on-campus and in Arkansas, UA Little Rock is preparing to return to more traditional campus operations in fall 2021,” says Chancellor Christina Drale.
The university is currently operating in Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Campus Guide, and will transition to Phase 4, resumption of normal campus operations, on August 2, 2021. The easing of some pandemic restrictions has already started with Phase 3. Currently, University offices are open for face-to-face business, and recently, event capacities increased from 10 to 25 participants. University vice chancellors may approve larger event capacities after a review of safety protocols. Phase 4 continues with enhanced sanitation efforts but eases social distancing restrictions and removes limits on event sizes.
While UA Little Rock will continue to offer online and hybrid classes in the fall semester, the mix of face-to-face, online and hybrid courses will be similar to pre-pandemic offerings. UA Little Rock will also resume face-to-face residential life activities. Though most social distancing requirements will be removed in Phase 4, UA Little Rock’s Office of Campus Living will continue its one student per bedroom policy for fall 2021 as a service to on-campus residents.
The Coronavirus Emergency Response Team and the Provost’s Academic COVID-19 Taskforce will continue to monitor the situation and help guide the university’s plans for a safe and high-quality educational experience for our students.